#MeToo #TimesUp

“I don’t actually know a woman in my life who has not experienced some type of unwanted sexual encounter, at some point in her life. I literally am sitting here trying to think… Continue reading

Love (You know, the opposite of Anger)

A few months back, Cody and I were a little testy with each other. Our newborn had a cold (so did his mama) and was up every few hours to feed. Our eldest… Continue reading

Advent: Peace & Joy (Plus, Once Upon a Time when I set Goals)

When I was younger, I set goals. Quarterly goals, annual goals, five-year plans, ten-year plans, strategies for my career, for ending a global injustice, you get the idea. I wish some of my… Continue reading

Advent: Hope

As I sit here, watching season two of the Crown, (episode two is starting – I am beside myself about this boys club ballerina situation), I struggle to think of a recent occasion… Continue reading

How to be an Advocate (Video)

Hello dear friends; I’ve been missing you. I blinked, and it’s December. I remember when the old folks would talk about how time flies, and I would roll my eyes, and wish I… Continue reading

A Tale of PTSD & The Second Birth

Y’all, I know nobody wants to read about my labor story, but I thought you might need a good laugh. (Trust me, it’s good. Even better than last time.) I hope this will… Continue reading

Oh, Sister, Sister

I was on the train a few weeks ago, and for the second time in one day, someone got up to let me have their seat, and a grown man took it. The… Continue reading

Life in a Mom Bun

Oh sister, you know those mornings where you don’t actually look at yourself before you leave the house? The ones where you wake up a little late, stumbling around without coffee, changing diapers,… Continue reading

Surrender: The Key to Courage

Every evening, as we go through the bedtime routine with our son, we watch him play at bath time, then beg us to stay in the tub and swim. We move to the bedroom, where… Continue reading

10 Nuggets of Wisdom from 36 Years

Today, I am 36 years old, AKA four years from 40, which means I’ve got approximately half my life left. I love growing older, even though my white skin wrinkles and betrays me. Okay,… Continue reading